NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 And RTX 2080 Ti Benchmark Review: Turing Is A Beast

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti: Unigine Superposition And VRMark

Superposition is a relatively new benchmark from Unigine, powered by the UNIGINE 2 Engine. It offers an array of benchmark modes, targeting gaming workloads as well as VR, with both DirectX and OpenGL code paths. There is an extreme hardware stability test built-in as well.

Unigine Superposition
Pseudo-DirectX / OpenGL Gaming
Unigine Superposition uses the developer’s unique SSRTGI (Screen-Space Ray-Traced Global Illumination) dynamic lighting technology, along with high quality textures and models, to produce some stunning visuals. We ran Superposition in two modes using the DirectX code path – 1080p Extreme and VR Future -- to compare the performance of all of the graphics cards featured here.

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Unigine Superposition

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The GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti decimated every other card in Superposition's 1080 Extreme benchmark. The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti trails the RTX 2080 by about 20% and the RTX 2080 Ti is a good 36% faster than the Titan Xp, in terms of average framerate. The GeForce RTX series' minimum framerates are significantly better as well.

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Superposition's VR Future benchmark tells essentially the same story. The new GeForce RTX cards crush everything else we tested by relatively wide margins. The Titan Xp even falls victim to the GeForce RTX 2080 by a few percentage points.

Futuremark VRMark
Testing Rift And Vive Readiness
Futuremark’s VRMark is designed to test a PC’s readiness for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets. The benchmark does not, however, require that one of the headsets is attached to the PC to run and it uses an in-house graphics engine and content to ensure comparable results between different platforms. We ran the "Blue Room" VRMark test at defaults settings here, which is currently the most taxing test offered by the tool.

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Futuremark VRMark

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The Turning-based GeForce RTX cards performed very well in our VR Marks tests as well. The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti obliterated every other card we tested and sits alone at the top of the heap, followed by the various RTX 2080 cards, which outpaced the Titan Xp by about 10%.

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